As it promised last month, Nokia is now offering its N95 in the United States.
There are some caveats, though. At this point, this S60 smartphone with cutting-edge features is only available at Nokia’s flagship stores in New York and Chicago.
In addition, the N95 has not been localized for the U.S. This means it only supports the 2100 MHz UMTS used in Europe, and not the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands used in the U.S. In short, this means no 3G cellular-wireless networking for users in the U.S.
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As this smartphone is not being sold through a carrier, its price is somewhat high: $750.
An Overview of the Nokia N95
The N95 has Carl Zeiss optics on its 5 megapixel camera, allowing users to capture print quality photos and DVD-like quality video clips.
These can either be played on its 2.6-inch QVGA display or on a compatible television thanks to the device’s TV-out feature and support for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology.
This Symbian smartphone’s two-way slider concept makes it easy to switch between different modes. A numeric keypad slides out from one end of the device while dedicated media keys can slide out from the opposite direction, converting the display into full screen landscape mode.
A microSD slot provides additional storage capacity.
The N95 is a GSM/GPRS phone with support for EDGE, and the European versions of WCDMA, and HSDPA networks. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
A GPS receiver and built-in stereo speakers round out this model.
More information on this Symbian smartphone can be found on Nokia’s web site.